School Cancelled In EG For Third Day
Boo! Or boo hoo, depending on your age.
There will be no school tomorrow, Halloween, in East Greenwich for the third day in a row.
According to Supt. Victor Mercurio, three schools – Frenchtown and Meadowbrook elementarys and East Greenwich High School – are still without power from super-storm Sandy, which hit the region Monday, Oct. 29. Because of that, school is cancelled for the entire district.
If power is restored Wednesday, school will be held on Thursday, despite an previously scheduled day off for conferences, Mercurio said.
This is the second year in row that a hurricane-type storm has caused long-lasting power outages and forced multiple-day school closures. In August 2011, Tropical Storm Irene brought significant wind damage to East Greenwich, postponing the start of school by three days.